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Definition 1: division of a group into opposing factions - [noun denoting act]

Samples where split or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy

Synonyms for split in the sense of this definition

(split is a kind of ...) the act or process of dividing

Definition 2: the act of rending or ripping or splitting something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where split or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave the envelope a vigorous rip

Synonyms for split in the sense of this definition

(split is a kind of ...) the act of tearing

"he took the manuscript in both hands and gave it a mighty tear"

Definition 3: extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back) - [noun denoting act]

(split is a kind of ...) a stunt performed by an acrobat

Definition 4: an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity - [noun denoting act]

Samples where split or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they announced a two-for-one split of the common stock

Synonyms for split in the sense of this definition

(split is a kind of ...) the act of increasing something

"he gave me an increase in salary"

Definition 5: (tenpin bowling) a divided formation of pins left standing after the first bowl - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where split or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was winning until he got a split in the tenth frame

(split is a kind of ...) a particular spatial arrangement

(split belongs to category ...) bowling down an alley at a target of ten wooden pins

Definition 6: a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts - [noun denoting food]

(split is a kind of ...) any of various desserts prepared by freezing

(... is a kind of split ) a banana split lengthwise and topped with scoops of ice cream and sauces and nuts and whipped cream

Definition 7: an old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea - [noun denoting location]

(split is an instance of ...) a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts

"Ancient Troy was a great city"

(... is part of split) a republic in the western Balkans in south-central Europe in the eastern Adriatic coastal area; formerly part of the Habsburg monarchy and Yugoslavia; became independent in 1991

Definition 8: an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart - [noun denoting object]

Samples where split or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a rip in his pants
  • she had snags in her stockings

Synonyms for split in the sense of this definition

(split is a kind of ...) an open or empty space in or between things

"there was a small opening between the trees" "the explosion made a gap in the wall"

Definition 9: a lengthwise crack in wood - [noun denoting object]

Samples where split or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he inserted the wedge into a split in the log

(split is a kind of ...) a long narrow opening

Definition 10: a promised or claimed share of loot or money - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where split or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he demanded his split before they disbanded

(split is a kind of ...) assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group

"he wanted his share in cash"

Definition 11: a bottle containing half the usual amount - [noun denoting quantity]

(split is a kind of ...) the quantity contained in a bottle

Definition 12: come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure - [verb of change]

Samples where split or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bubble burst

Synonyms for split in the sense of this definition

(split is a kind of ...) become separated into pieces or fragments

"The figurine broke" "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"

(... is a kind of split ) burst open with a sharp, explosive sound

"The balloon popped" "This popcorn pops quickly in the microwave oven"

(... is a kind of split ) burst suddenly

"The tire blew" "We blew a tire"

(... is a kind of split ) burst or force (a hole) into something

Definition 13: separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument - [verb of contact]

Samples where split or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cleave the bone

Synonyms for split in the sense of this definition

(split is a kind of ...) to separate or be separated by force

"planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars"

(... is a kind of split ) split (wood) with a maul and wedges

(... is a kind of split ) split (wood) into thin sheets

(split has a similar meaning as ...) make by cutting into

"The water is going to cleave a channel into the rock"

Definition 14: go one's own way; move apart - [verb of motion]

Samples where split or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The friends separated after the party

Synonyms for split in the sense of this definition

(split is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of split ) move away from each other

"The crowds dispersed" "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached"

(... is a kind of split ) come apart

"the group broke up"

(... is a kind of split ) undergo diffraction

"laser light diffracts electrons"

Samples where split or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The business partners broke over a tax question
  • The couple separated after 25 years of marriage
  • My friend and I split up

Synonyms for split in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of split ) terminate a relationship abruptly

"Mary gave John the axe after she saw him with another woman"

(... is a kind of split ) break up or separate

"The country is disunifying" "Yugoslavia broke apart after 1989"

(... is a kind of split ) part; cease or break association with

"She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president"

(... is a kind of split ) end a relationship

"China broke with Russia"

(... is a kind of split ) get a divorce; formally terminate a marriage

"The couple divorced after only 6 months"

(... is a kind of split ) withdraw from an organization or communion

"After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away"

(... is a kind of split ) interrupt a continued activity

"She had broken with the traditional patterns"

Samples where split or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • divide the cake into three equal parts
  • The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I

Synonyms for split in the sense of this definition

(split is a kind of ...) change in physical make-up

(... is a kind of split ) divide into cantons, of a country

(... is a kind of split ) divide into paragraphs, as of text

"This story is well paragraphed"

(... is a kind of split ) divide into slivers or splinters

(... is a kind of split ) divide into parts

"The developers parceled the land"

(... is a kind of split ) divide into lots, as of land, for example

(... is a kind of split ) divide (bulk material) and process as units

(... is a kind of split ) divide into triangles or give a triangular form to

"triangulate the piece of cardboard"

(... is a kind of split ) divide into sections, especially into geographic sections

"sectionalize a country"

(... is a kind of split ) divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data

"Please format this disk before entering data!"

(... is a kind of split ) divide into smaller and smaller pieces

"This apartment cannot be subdivided any further!"

(... is a kind of split ) divide a territory into small, hostile states

Definition 17: (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where split or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we bought split logs for the fireplace

(split is similar to ...) separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument

"the cut surface was mottled" "cut tobacco" "blood from his cut forehead" "bandages on her cut wrists"

Definition 18: having been divided; having the unity destroyed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where split or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Congress...gave the impression of...a confusing sum of disconnected local forces
  • a league of disunited nations
  • a fragmented coalition
  • a split group

Synonyms for split in the sense of this definition

(split is similar to ...) separated into parts or pieces

"opinions are divided"

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